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Thread: 4bd1 (or later 4bd1-T) Oil - M1 Delvac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    back to IMHO....

    oil testing, full synthetic oils etc etc.... to me is wasting money and time.
    Its a very low tech highly durable cast iron lunk of an engine.
    The only single slight down side to this engine is, like a lot of jap engines they seem a bit dirty and sooty.

    I've just done a service on my own Perentie and used what I use on customers vehicles a 5W40 semi synthetic.
    Agreed - itís a rugged, reliable, long lived small truck engine - they wouldnít have the reputation they do if they **** themselves because they didnít have pristine synthetic oil in the at all times. Chuck in whatever half decent brand you can find IMO - We had an small old Isuzu truck at a place I worked with one of these in them - it was abused and badly maintaned for a decade before I started there - it still ran fine then with over 400,000km on it and is still going today 15 years after I left although itís not used on long runs any more. Donít get hung up on stuff like this - go buy one and enjoy it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    I agree, I reckon he's still gonna go back to the jeep after all this.
    10k oil changes.....least of your worries mate.
    Cheers Jim
    lol.

    Not interested in that vehicle whatsoever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Agreed - itís a rugged, reliable, long lived small truck engine - they wouldnít have the reputation they do if they **** themselves because they didnít have pristine synthetic oil in the at all times. Chuck in whatever half decent brand you can find IMO - We had an small old Isuzu truck at a place I worked with one of these in them - it was abused and badly maintaned for a decade before I started there - it still ran fine then with over 400,000km on it and is still going today 15 years after I left although itís not used on long runs any more. Donít get hung up on stuff like this - go buy one and enjoy it.
    Thanks, I just wanted to be sure I was going to be doing the right thing. When you go to a store, and you are spending money on X oil, I wanted to know why I am spending X amount on Y brand/type because I am not the sort of person that just buys whatever he sees without thinking about why I am (not a consumer driven individual). As I am going to keep the vehicle long term (until it is completely dead and not useable) I just wanted to be sure I was doing the right thing for longevity of the vehicle + financially for myself without having in the back of my mind "but if I used that oil, maybe it would be running better/protected better" thats all.

    This is why I was looking for some clues as to why would I spend $300 on M1 Full synthetic 5w 40 over a MX Mobil 15w 40 for $100 (which I guess is similar to RX Super Diesel Castrol etc)

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